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VRZ 1 uses 3D printed stainless steel lugs (connector pieces) and carbon fiber tubes.
The lugs are generated with a program before being printed, hand-finished, and glued onto the custom-cut carbon fiber tubes.
This system allows an extremely light frame to be made to a custom size, much more quickly than conventional methods.The frame+fork is 1580 g! If you print the lugs in titanium the total weight will be even less.
The idea was to combine cutting-edge technology and old framebuilding skills with high quallity material to push of the engineering boundaries.The outcome is an ergonomic perfect bike for the customer. http://vimeo.com/3429350